Friday, December 20, 2013

Reddit's science forum bans climate change deniers

But what's really schadenfreudelious is the editor's explanation (h/t Grist):
After some time interacting with the regular denier posters, it became clear that they could not or would not improve their demeanor. These problematic users were not the common “internet trolls” looking to have a little fun upsetting people. Such users are practically the norm on reddit. These people were true believers, blind to the fact that their arguments were hopelessly flawed, the result of cherry-picked data and conspiratorial thinking. They had no idea that the smart-sounding talking points from their preferred climate blog were, even to a casual climate science observer, plainly wrong. They were completely enamored by the emotionally charged and rhetoric-based arguments of pundits on talk radio and Fox News.


  1. And I bet the deniers whined about a conspiracy to silence them...

    The reality is they're marginalised and irrelevant.

  2. It is amusing to watch "skeptics" equating not being able to post their comments on an Internet forum to "censorship." Playing the victim card never gets old.

  3. Actually the boot is on the other foot. The warmist agenda is crumbling rapidly because real life data taken from thousands of non-cherry picked observations show that the models are simply wrong.

    If you knew anything about numerical analysis, this would hardly be surprising.

    I see the Idiot-in-Chief has abandoned his tenuous grip on science.

    1. Why do so many denier trolls never give a name? Not even a pseudonym.

      Is it that they don't want to give their real name & lack the imagination to make one up?

      Quiet Waters

    2. They don't give names because they are not actual persons.